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07-15-2008, 07:02 AM
Dear BIOMCH-Lers,

The PhD program in biomedical Engineering in Bologna is welcoming
application from foreign students. The formal call will open soon
(August): this is a preliminary announcement. If you are aware of
suitable candidates, please forward this call to any person you think
might be interested.

Kind regards,

Luca Cristofolini

***** PhD Student Position Available *****

Dottorato di Ricerca in Bioingegneria (doctorate in Bioengineering):

Coordinator: Prof. Angelo Cappello
Biomechanics group: Prof. Aurelio Cappozzo, Prof. Luca Cristofolini,
Prof. Ugo Della Croce, Ing. Lorenzo Chiari, Ing. Rita Stagni, Ing.
Silvia Fantozzi


For administrative issues please refer to:
Ufficio Dottorato di Ricerca
via delle Belle Arti, 42
40126 Bologna, Italy

Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9.00 - 11.15
Tuesday: 9.00 - 11.15 and 14.30 - 15.30
Thursday: 14.30 - 15.30

Phone: +39.051.2094620 or +39.051.2094615 or
Fax: +39.051.2094649

Email: mailto:udottricerca@unibo.it

For scientific or academic issues please refer to:
prof. Angelo Cappello mailto:acappello@deis.unibo.it
prof. Luca Cristofolini mailto:luca.cristofolini@unibo.it


One fully funded PhD student positions in 'BIOMECHANICS' is reserved
to foreign candidates (both EU and non-EU).

Salary: 13 638.47 Euro/year before tax
(approximately 1000 Euro/month net: this is sufficient for a
student to live in Bologna)
The final call is not published yet, so if interested you should make
sure you do not miss the deadline. The call will presumably be .

PhD program website:

Call text (only in Italian): will be available in August 2008 from:

Deadline for applications: will be late September , 2008

Master degree: Candidates should have a Master or equivalent academic
title either in Engineering, or Scientific disciplines. Candidates
having a strong background in biomedicine and biomechanics will be

Language skill : candidate should be fluent in spoken and written
English. Knowledge of Italian is not necessary, although foreign PhD
students are encouraged to learn Italian

Other requirements: past research experience is not mandatory, but is welcome


Equal opportunity is given to all candidates, independent of their
gender, nationality, etc.


Foreign students: selection of the candidate will be based on CV and
publications. CV and publications must be enclosed to the application.

Timing: applications will be evaluated in November 2008


Duration of the PhD course: 3 years

Starting date of the PhD course: January , 2009

The Ph.D. programme in Bioengineering aims at training highly
competent researchers with the potential to be leading scientists.
One of the core groups within this PhD programme is specialized in
Biomechanics. The students will be educated in a stimulating and
multidisciplinary environment, both through high level courses and
through a demanding, creative and original research work, which will
involve the students in some major European-funded research
programmes. Research projects will be carried on in very well
equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories, in a highly collaborative
environment. Supervision will be provided during personal and team
work by full time senior staff.

The PhD curriculum in biomechanics covers a variety of topics
including Movement analysis, fixation of orthopaedic implants, and
Knee biomechanics. The selected candidate will discuss with the
Supervisors the specific research topic within this framework. The
collaboration between the Electronic and the Mechanical Engineering
Departments of the University of Bologna, the Rizzoli Orthopaedic
Institutes, the University of Sassari, and the IUSM (Istituto
Universitario di Scienze Motorie) will provide a total coverage, and
an integrated multidisciplinary co-supervision.
The students will investigate the biomechanics of healthy, diseased
and operated joint from an engineering viewpoint. This will include a
multi-scale approach.
The accomplishments of the students will be assessed by the number of
papers published in peer reviewed
international journals and by the number of patents filed.

At the end of the Ph.D. programme, students will possess solid
scientific and engineering skills, the ability to conceive and carry
out original research projects, and an autonomous entrepreneurship

The students will be involved in international collaborations and
will have the opportunity to work with international partners, also
Contacts and collaborations with industry will be also part of the
Ph.D. educational programme.


Prof. Luca Cristofolini, PhD
DIEM, Engineering Faculty, University of Bologna
Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136, Bologna, Italy
Tel: +39-051-2093266, Fax: +39-051-2093412

E-mail: luca.cristofolini@unibo.it